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Description - From Newton to Hawking by Kevin C. Knox

This social history of mathematics and physics tells the story of Cambridge University's mathematical physicists. The University's Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics is one of the world's most celebrated academic positions. Since its foundation in 1663, the chair has been held by seventeen men who represent some of the most influential minds in science and technology. This informative work offers new perspectives on such world-famous scientists as Isaac Newton, Charles Babbage, Paul Dirac, and Stephen Hawking.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521663106
ISBN-10: 0521663105
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 516
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kevin C. Knox

Kevin Knox is Historian at the Institute Archives, Caltech. He has held positions as Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Ahmanson Postdoctoral Instructor in the Humanities at Caltech. Richard Noakes is a British Academy-Royal Society Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the History of Science, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University. He previously held a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield.

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From Newton to Hawking by Kevin C. Knox
Paperback, November 2006
$126.77